Lightning in a Bottle

Lightning in a Bottle June 6, 2022

The being in us flies like a hawk.

It knows nothing of the ground.

But the human in us walks like

a horse and must climb over

everything. We grow by trying

to fly and suffer because we can’t.

 

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, discuss something you have seen with clarity though it has been hard to live out.

This is from my new book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.


JUNE 24-26: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, The Deeper Teachers: Fear, Pain, and Grief, Weekend Retreat, (web link) — IN PERSON

AUG 26-28: Mercy By the Sea, 167 Neck Rd, Madison CT, weekend workshop, Reclaiming Our Humanity: Being Fierce and Tender in Our Call to Love, Fri 7-9:30PM EST Sat 9:30-5:30PM EST, Sun 9:30-1230PM, (web link) — IN PERSON

 SEPT 16-18: Friday Night Reading and Weekend Retreat (Sat and Sun), Surviving Storms: Finding the Strength to Meet Adversity, The Sophia Institute, Charleston, SC, or call 843-720-8528, (web link) — IN PERSON

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